It's been 3 years since our last fund-raising drive. Help us keep the Archive free to the public. Your donation will fund the ongoing development of the world's oldest and largest online database of vocal texts and translations.

by Anyte of Tegea (flourished early 3rd century BCE)

A dolphin
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
No more exulting in the calm sea
shall I rise from the depths 
and thrust through the waves; 
No more shall I rush 
past the beautiful prow of a fair rowlocked ship 
delighting in my image on the figurehead. 
The dark waters of the sea dashed me to land, 
and I lie here upon this narrow shore.


Based on:

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-04-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 57